Training for movement 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
202EVY2 ZK 2 2T English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

  1. Improving of a mind-body condition through the movement.
  2. Searching for a natural movement rid of bad habits.
  3. Feeling for a movement in a stage space.
  4. Body expression skills- experimentation with a movement as a form of a disclosure.
  5. Training of skills in an improvisation and its repeating- how to preserve and to transfer the quality from the improvisation to the concrete image, form, etud.
  6. Themes: animal-human being, dancing buffoonery.

Mode of study

Regular weekly meetings of the entire study-year in the grand hall.

Use of a large space for motional experimentation.

Feedback on individual movement assignments:

How I see myself/ How I appear to the audience.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

  1. Body-mind health.
  2. Coordinated movement.
  3. Feeling for space.
  4. Motional imagination.
  5. Musicality.
  6. Ability to review and analyze what I have seen.

Course contents

Deeper experimentation with movement and space through the relaxed body ready to communicate on the stage. It is necessary for the next step: finding the way how to catch what is just happening and be able to repeat it in the same quality.

  1. Posture - spatial body placement.
  2. Feeling of horizontal and vertical.
  3. Spatial relationships. Middle of a space. Entering a space, leaving a space.
  4. Tempo, tempo-rhythm.
  5. Rhythmizing free tempo.
  6. Transmission of attributes of animals´ behaviour to the behaviour of a human being, there and back.
  7. Sensing the difference between a rythm and a meter through dancing and its transfer into a specific theatrical form with clear rules.

Recommended or required reading

ČECHOV, Michail: O herecké technice. Praha: Divadelní ústav 1996.

KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Jarmila.: Nauka o pohybu. Praha: Orbis 1980.

KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Eva: Jevištní pohyb. Praha: AMU 2002.

KRÖSCHLOVÁ, Eva: Ladění- psychosomatická příprava k výuce herectví. Praha: AMU 2003.

LECOQ, Jacques: Theatre of Movement and Gesture. ISBN-13: 978-0415359443.

LECOQ, Jacques: The Moving Body- Teaching Creative Theatre. ISBN-13: 9780878301416.

TURBA, Ctibor: Cirkus Alfred. Praha: Divadlo Alfred 2006.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credit is awarded based on:

  1. Class attendance.
  2. Interest and personal creativity.
  3. Presentation of a short buffoonery- solo, paired or in a group.
  4. Written review.

Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:

room S111
Malý sál

(Karlova 26, Praha 1)

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:00–16:00 Michaela RAISOVÁ
Malý sál
Karlova 26, Praha 1

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